Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents
Discussing his new book
From the Bullet to the Ballot:
The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago
Monday, June 2, 2014
12 Noon – 1:00 PM
Bunche Library and Media Center
Haines Hall 135
In his book, From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago, Jakobi Williams provides a comprehensive history of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party (ILBPP), and demonstrates that the city’s Black Power movement was both a response to and an extension of the city’s civil rights movement.
Williams is an Associate Professor of History at Indiana University and earned his PhD in History from UCLA. His research interests include questions of resistance and the social justice revolutions in the African American community. Other works include the book, Revolutions of the Mind: Cultural Studies in the African Diaspora Project, 1996-2002, an eclectic sample of the essays, reviews, conference proceedings, and programs defining the UCLA Cultural Studies in the African Diaspora Project. This talk is co-hosted by Robin D. G. Kelley and the UCLA History Department. Books will be available for purchase. Please feel free to bring your lunch to this noontime event.
The event is free and open to the public. Daily parking permits at UCLA are $12. Short term parking is available. For more information visit: https://main.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/visitors. UCLA is smoke-free and tobacco-free. For more information about the smoking policy please visit: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/UCLA_tobacco_free_task_force.